08:17 PM EDT - 09 June 2001
Former Tropical Storm Allison is causing a major flood near Houston Texas. The first storm of the season and it has been a major story so far dumping feet of rain in the areas of Southeast Texas and Louisiana.
Allison just doesn't want to die. It's no longer a depression, but may slip off the coast, which may cause it to regenerate, yet still not moving much. Allison, an early tropical storm, has caused amazing amounts of destruction and disruption already. If this regenerates over the Gulf, it will not be good. 20.58 inches of rain at Houston/Hobby airport.
This emphasizes the point that even relatively "weak" tropical systems can cause havoc. We wish everyone in the Texas/Louisiana area the best of luck and God bless.
NASA GHCC Interactive Satellite images at:
[NAtl visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [NAtl infrared] (infrared), and [NAtl water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.
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Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)
DoD weather models (NOGAPS, AVN, MRF)
AVN, ECMWF, GFDL, NOGAPS, UKMET